Community events

Community Events have been developed with the following aims

  • build skills and resilience of young residents under the age of 29 who have been impacted by the economic downturn caused by drought.
  • To build capacity and resilience of the community to address mental health and well-being across all sectors.
  • To address the impact of the drought on the community. Particular focus will be on the economic impact of the drought and the structural factors that contribute to mental health and well-being in the Lithgow LGA.
  • To develop strategies to build the economic and social diversity of the Lithgow LGA.
  • To strengthen community awareness of services and their roles and address the risk factors associated with the economic and social impact of drought.
  • To promote agricultural sustainability focusing on the needs of drought affected farmers in soil, farm and agricultural management.

What’s On?

Events are being added to this section as they are planned.  Check back to see what’s coming up.


  • Monday, 9 September at 10.30am – Bunting Day – Mumma Snow’s Country Kitchen and General Store

    For the first time the new Bathurst Bullet Service will be stopping at Tarana so to make it a special celebration, the residents of Tarana have come up with the idea of making bunting to decorate the station.
    Everyone is welcome to come along, bring a sewing machine, a pair of scissors, an iron or whatever else you think might be useful. This is a free event and morning tea will be provided. Even those with no sewing skills are more than welcome to come down, learn a new skill or just have a cuppa.

  • Monday, 16 September at 7.30am – Back on Track – Tarana Train Station

    Celebrate the arrival of the Bullet Train to Tarana with a community breakfast and music by the Mitchell Conservatorium’s New Orleans Brass Band. Meet representatives of local community groups and services including the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP).



  • Saturday 2 November at 5pm – Free Picnic Under the Stars 

    There will be something for the whole family; activities for the children including circus entertainment and workshop, live music, a series of speakers and information on farming, health, coping with the drought and taking care of ourselves.

    Headlining the night will be the 10 comedians from Sydney who performed last year to a sell-out crowd at Club Lithgow – this year we are presenting them free to our community as a way of trying to lift the spirits of our most drought affected regions within the LGA.

    The evening includes a fully catered dinner, free activities for the family, and a night of comedy. There will be lucky door prizes and treats for the whole family. Guests are requested to bring a camp chair so we can sit out and enjoy the historic venue of the old Hartley School.



  • Saturday, 23 November from 4pm till late – Farmers Long Arvo, Hampton Halfway House.
    A social gathering with information on regenerative farming presented by Colin Seiss 2014 Bob Hawke Local Landcare Award Winner.
    Information on Mental health resources and services will be provided by Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)


  • Saturday, 16 November –Lithgow Blast

    Lithgow City Council is very pleased to announce a live music event ‘Lithgow Blast: A Free Concert for Drought-affected Communities’, to take place at Blast Furnace Park, Lithgow, on Saturday 16th November, with music from 2:00 pm.

    Lithgow Blast is an alcohol-free all-ages event for young people and their families and features a smashing line up of stellar artists from across the musical spectrum.

    Odette, The Delta Riggs, Yours Truly, Citizen Kay, Claude Hay and a slew of local emerging talent will tread the boards between 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm on the day. There’ll be food stalls, room for a picnic and a safe friendly space to let off some steam and dig some brilliant tunes.

    To ease into the day and connect with the local surrounds, Lithgow Walk ‘n’ Talk for Life is leading a walk around Lake Pillans commencing at 1:30 pm.

    What: Lithgow Blast – A free concert for drought affected communities
    Where: Blast Furnace Park, Inch Street, Lithgow (free shuttle bus from Lithgow CBD)
    When: November 16th, gates at 1:00pm, music from 2:00pm
    How much:
    Free  FACEBOOK @LithgowBlast

News and Updates

Farmer’s Long Afternoon at Hampton

A long afternoon will be held at the Hampton Halfway Hotel Motel on Saturday 23 November. Starting at 4pm this is a chance for drought effected local farmers and residents of the region to get together. Following the huge success of the Capertee Long Lunch in October...

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Free Hartley Picnic Under the Stars Comedy Night

A night of fun and laughter for the whole family at the Old Hartley School on 2nd November from 5:00pm will be a chance for drought effected local farmers and residents of the region to get together. Following the huge success of the Capertee Long Lunch event held in...

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Tarana Bunting Day  

A community gathering will be held on Monday September 9 at Tarana’s Mumma Snow’s Country kitchen and General Store in preparation for the arrival of the new Bathurst Bullet Service at Tarana on September 16th. For the first time the new Bathurst Bullet Service will...

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Tarana Station Back on Track

A community celebration will be held bright and early on Monday September 16 at Tarana Station to celebrate the arrival of the Bathurst Bullet Train. For the first time the new Bathurst bullet service will be stopping at Tarana so the community is invited for a...

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What’s Happened?

Back on Track

Bunting Day held at Mumma Snow’s Country Kitchen and General Store on Monday 9 September

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